Opportunities for Graduate Students
See currently open application periods for programs, fellowships, and a number of other opportunities below.
The Lead Teaching Fellow (LTF) program is an interdisciplinary professional development initiative for Columbia doctoral students. LTFs earn stipends for producing teaching-related events and workshops in their home departments.
The CIRTL Fellow is an instrumental component of Columbia’s institutional partnership with the CIRTL network. This fellowship provides a leadership opportunity on campus, as well as exposure to STEM leaders across 43 institutions for a select STEM graduate student.
Teaching Observation Fellows are Columbia University doctoral students who work closely with the Center for Teaching and Learning and with each other during the academic year to better design, implement, and assess elements of teaching.
Non-fellowship paid opportunities
CTL Microteaching Facilitator
Priority given to former Lead Teaching Fellows, Teagle Fellows, Peer Teaching Consultants, and Teaching Observation Fellows
Application period: Applications accepted through August 15, 2017. Application link
Pay: $100/session. One consultation consists of approximately four hours work, which includes set-up, running the session, and authoring a brief follow-up report to participants.
Expected commitment: Hired Microteaching Facilitators should be available to run a minimum of five sessions over the course of the academic year. A two-hour training session (paid) is required for new Microteaching Facilitators.
Description: Microteaching Facilitators run sessions in which 3-4 participants deliver short samples of instruction and receive feedback from the facilitator and other session participants. Facilitators follow a structured process and use materials created at the CTL; sometimes they also capture and replay video footage during the session. After a session, they author and distribute a brief follow-up report.
CTL Graduate Student Teaching Consultant
Opportunity open to former Teagle Fellows, Peer Teaching Consultants, and Teaching Observation Fellows
Application period: Applications accepted through September 1, 2017. Application link
Pay: $100/consultation. One consultation consists of approximately four hours work: pre-observation communication, classroom observation, post-observation debrief.
Expected commitment: Hired Teaching Consultants are expected to complete a minimum of five observations over the course of the academic year. Former Teagle Fellows and PTCs must complete an orientation to the CTL teaching observation service before going on an observation.
Description: Working in pairs, Teaching Consultants provide observation services to participants in various CTL programs, as well as any other instructor at Columbia who requests a teaching observation through the CTL. These observations are structured, confidential, formative, and overseen by CTL staff.